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Easy Pandesal Recipe
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5 from 2 votes


Pandesal is a wonderful bread from the Philippines - it’s something utterly delicious that can be eaten at nearly any time. Buttery and slightly sweet...
Course: baked goods, breads, Breakfast, merienda
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: bakery style pandesal, easy pandesal, filipino bread, filipino pandesal, merienda, pandesal
Servings: 16 pieces


  • ¾ cup warm fresh milk or evaporated milk (warm water may also be used)
  • teaspoons yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup oil or melted butter (vegetable or any neutral tasting oil)
  • 1 egg
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • bread crumbs (for dusting)


  • In large bowl, stir together the warm milk, yeast and about a tablespoon of the sugar. Let stand until it is foamy, about 5 minutes.
  • Once the yeast mixture is foamy, add in the rest of the sugar, oil, salt and egg. Mix throuroughly.
  • Add 2 cups of flour and mix until just combined to avoid splattering during mixing.
  • Attach the dough hook to the stand mixer and mix the dough on medium speed for about 10 minutes. Add the remaining 1/2 cup flour gradually.
  • Continue mixing (kneading) for about another 10 minutes or until the dough does not stick on the side and bottom of the bowl anymore. Shape the dough into a ball and let it rest in a large bowl greased with oil. Cover with a cloth and wait until the dough doubles in size, about 1 hour (depending on the room temperature). Check the dough occasionally to avoid over rising (over rising creates a sour bread).
  • Once the dough finished rising, gently punch it down to remove the air and divide into 16 small portions. Shape the dough into a ball and roll in bread crumbs. Repeat this process until all dough has been shaped. Arrange the dough in a baking tray and cover with cloth loosely. Let it rest for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 175°C. Bake the pandesal in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the top is golden brown.